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Purchasing, Buying, Procurement, Manufacturing Planning

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55426, United States
October 20, 2016

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Julie Anne McPadden

Professional Profile

Experienced buyer/planner with strong knowledge of purchasing processes and procedures. Exceptional organizational and time management abilities. Strong negotiation skills. Positive attitude, work well with people at all levels. Strong PC and Electronic Purchasing Systems skills. Some systems include AS400, Baan, Oracle and SAP.

Professional Experience

May 2016-October 2016 Beckman Coulter Inc. Chaska, MN Senior Procurement Analyst

● Responsible for all Capital Equipment purchases

● Negotiated new construction contracts totalling 1.2 million

● Supported R & D in obtaining new antibodies for future vaccine reagents

● Reviewed CDC guidelines and enforced supplier compliance

● Obtained and monitored Supplier Insurance to comply with company requirements

July 2014-August 2015 Loram Maintenance of Way Hamel, MN Production Planner

● Prepare shop orders for Production

● Review and edit bills of material

● Check material availability

● Reserve and allocate material for Production

2011-2013 Apex International Chaska, MN Buyer

● Responsible for $33,000,000 in chemical purchases.

● Created, negotiated, confirmed and followed up on purchase orders.

● Worked with Accounting to reconcile price discrepancies.

● Worked with Receiving to reconcile quantity discrepancies.

● Created reports to inform Customers of material timing on major product launches.

● Worked with R & D to obtain proper material specifications. 2004-2011


Attended College, obtained diploma as an LPN and worked as a Nurse from 2006-2011 2002-2004

Graham Webb International Shakopee, MN Buyer

● Responsible for all Promotional Item Purchases. Primarily International.

● Processed, negotiated, maintained Purchase Orders.

● Worked with suppliers, Production, Receiving to insure customer deliveries was met.

2000-2001 Phillips & Temro Industries Prior Lake, MN Buyer

● Responsible for all company purchases including metals, machined parts, lumber, chemicals, services and computer equipment.

● Responsible for monitoring and maintaining proper inventory levels.

● Responsible for Suppler Management and measurements and cost reductions. 1998-2000 Renewal by Andersen Cottage Grove, MN

Commodity Specialist

● Responsible for all direct material purchases.

● Responsible for monitoring and maintaining proper inventory levels to support Production.

● Maintained MRP reports.

● Responsible for Supplier Management and Measurements. Cost reductions.

1995-1998 Rock-Tenn Company St. Paul, MN Senior Buyer

● Responsible for RFQ, procurement, follow-up, problem solving and negotiating cost and terms for multiple items. $10,000,000.00 annually.

● Negotiated corporate contracts for seven different plants to obtain best possible cost through volume discounts and leveraging.

● Negotiated $800,000.00 in annual savings in 1996.

● Developed a program for consolidation and reduction of supplier base

1992-1994 Lucas Aerospace (Geared Systems) Park City, Utah Buyer/Planner

● Responsible for all material planning on eight different product lines for the company’s major customer, General Electric.

● Responsible for procurement of purchased parts totaling $6,000,000.00 annually.

● Selected and qualified suppliers and reduced supplier base.

● Negotiated all purchase orders to insure lowest costs and contractual requirements were fulfilled.

● Maintained MRP reports.

● Planned for Production

● Expedited shop orders

● Processed receiving and inventory transactions

1989-1992 Lucas Aerospace City of Industry, CA


● Responsible for machined parts procurement.

● Responsible for Supplier measurements and performance.

● Responsible for late reporting, receiving discrepancies and PPV.

● Responsible for proper inventory levels and pricing targets.


I have completed several college courses, seminars and company provided training to strengthen my background and skills in Purchasing and Materials Management. Some include Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Contract Negotiation and Execution, Supplier Management, Materials Requirements Planning, Capacity Requirements Planning, Negotiations Skills, and Lean Manufacturing.

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